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  1. New constituency boundaries 'skew democracy' say campaignersRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 14 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Constituency boundaries should be drawn on the basis of population rather than an incomplete electoral register, according to the Electoral Reform Society On the day that the Boundary Commission released its provisional proposals for redrawing constituencies, the ERS has found that both London and the South East are missing two constituencies each as a result of over 2 million registered voters not being counted. Looking at the ten areas where there has been the biggest increase in the electoral register between December 2015 and June 2016, the ERS found that five are in London .

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  2. Paraguayan government defies order to protect uncontacted tribeRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 14 | Ekklesia Daily News

    The Paraguayan government has failed to act to protect a group of uncontacted tribal people, despite having been ordered to do so in February of this year. Six months ago the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights demanded that the government stop the deforestation of the Chaco, which suffers the highest rate of deforestation in the world, and protect the vulnerable uncontacted Ayoreo Indians who live there.

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  3. Birmingham Methodists lead community sponsorship of Syrian refugeesRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 14 | Ekklesia Daily News

    The Methodist Church in Birmingham and Birmingham City Council made a landmark announcement on Saturday, 12 September 2016 that the city council will be the first local authority to support the community sponsorship of Syrian refugees. The Methodist Network, led by the Rev David Butterworth, will be sponsoring a family of four - with the support of the city council and the Home Office - as part of the council leader's commitment to welcome 500 refugees over the next five years.

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  4. Victims challenge decision not to prosecute for Libyan renditionsRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 13 | Ekklesia Daily News

    British prosecutors are facing a court challenge on their decision not to bring charges over the UK government's role in the rendition of two families to Gaddafi's Libya. MI6's then counter-terrorism chief Sir Mark Allen took credit for the kidnap operation in a fax to Gaddafi's intelligence head Musa Kusa in 2004.

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  5. TUC chief to warn 'greedy businesses' on treatment of workersRead the original story

    Monday Sep 12 | Ekklesia Daily News

    The General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress , Frances O'Grady, will today set out her priorities for working people, and for Brexit, in a keynote speech to the TUC Congress. On the need to deal with the types of worker exploitation typified by Sports Direct, and which are becoming more widespread, she will tell delegates: "Our movement showed the spirit that inspires us in the Sports Direct campaign.

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  6. Six young Quakers join in building a movement for peaceRead the original story

    Friday Sep 9 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Quakers' historic efforts to build a more peaceful world take a new turn this month as six young people begin new work in a unique scheme to build movements, run by Quaker Peace & Social Witness. . Steve Whiting, of QPSW, explains, "Quakers have 350 years' experience of working for peace. 2 comments

  7. Campaigners call on MPs not to 'whitewash' arms exports reportRead the original story

    Friday Sep 9 | Ekklesia Daily News

    It has been revealed on Newsnight that two MPs on the Committee on Arms Export Controls are lobbying to dilute the contents of a report that was set to call for a halt to arms exports to Saudi Arabia. If adopted, the proposed amendments would see references to Saudi war crimes downplayed and the removal of calls to end arms exports to the regime and to support an independent international investigation into the conduct of the bombing campaign in Yemen.

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  8. Security Council urges Yemeni warring parties to resume talksRead the original story

    Friday Sep 9 | Ekklesia Daily News

    The United Nations Security Council yesterday urged the parties to the conflict in Yemen to immediately resume talks with the UN envoy for that country and discuss his proposal for a comprehensive agreement covering both security and political issues. In a press statement, the members of the Council "expressed their continued support for and commitment to the work of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, in bringing the parties to negotiations with a view towards swiftly reaching a final and comprehensive agreement to end the conflict in Yemen."

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  9. Shareholders vote against Sports Direct managementRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 8 | Ekklesia Daily News

    More than half of independent Sports Direct shareholders voted yesterday against management and called for an independent investigation into how Sports Direct treats its workers. Shareholder support for resolution 19, which was tabled by the Trade Union Share Owners group and Islington Council, was the highest on record for an employment-related resolution in the UK.

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  10. Outrage as Rio 2016 paralympic organisers 'slander' tribal peopleRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 8 | Ekklesia Daily News

    In an official press release, the organisers of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games have accused Brazilian tribal peoples of infanticide, sexual abuse, rape, slavery, torture and other "harmful traditional practices", prompting outrage among human rights campaigners. The organisers have also backed 'Muwaji's Law', a proposed law in Brazil being promoted by evangelical missionaries as a means of breaking up tribal families.

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  11. Reserves Day described as 'cynical recruitment exercise' for armed forcesRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 7 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has been accused of trying to glamourise life in the armed forces with plans for celebrating Reserves Day tomorrow . The Peace Pledge Union described Reserves Day as "a desperate and doomed recruitment exercise".

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  12. Russian blogger faces jail for playing Pokemon Go in a churchRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 7 | Ekklesia Daily News

    The detention of Ruslan Sokolovsky - a Russian blogger from Yekaterinburg who has been sentenced to administrative arrest for two months after posting a video of himself playing PokA mon Go in a church - is a farcical attack on freedom of expression, says Amnesty International. Sokolovsky was arrested on 3 September 2016 on charges of "preventing the realisation of the right to freedom of conscience and religion and incitement of hatred" under Russia's so-called 'blasphemy law'.

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  13. Joseph Rowntree Trust launches plan for 'poverty free' UKRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 7 | Ekklesia Daily News

    A new 'long term deal' - between governments, business and the public - is needed to solve poverty in a generation, so the first cohort of 'Brexit children' starting school this Autumn grow up and enter adult life in a UK that is prosperous and poverty-free. The independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation launched a five-point plan to solve poverty by 2030 yesterday It is the most comprehensive strategy of its kind to set out how to solve poverty across all groups in the UK.

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  14. Irish juvenile reveals fresh abuses in Egyptian prisonRead the original story

    Monday Sep 5 | Ekklesia Daily News

    A student from Dublin has said he is suffering fresh abuses in prison in Egypt, where he faces a potential death sentence for attending a protest. Ibrahim Halawa, an Irish citizen, was 17 when he was arrested in August 2013 in the wake of protests in Cairo.

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  15. One in eight too ill or disabled to work by state pension ageRead the original story

    Monday Sep 5 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Around one in eight men and women are forced to stop working before state pension age due to ill-health or disability, according to Trades Union Congress research published today . The TUC report, Postponing the pension: are we all working longer?, finds that nearly half a million workers who are within five years of state pension age have had to leave the workplace for medical reasons.

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  16. Johnson refuses to act on Briton unlawfully detained in EthiopiaRead the original story

    Friday Sep 2 | Ekklesia Daily News

    The Foreign Secretary has refused to request the release of a British father who yesterday spent his 800th day in unlawful detention in Ethiopia, after being kidnapped and rendered to the country by Ethiopian forces in 2014. Andargachew 'Andy' Tsege, a father of three from London, disappeared in June 2014 while transiting though an international airport.

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  17. UN chief calls for restraint in Gabon electoral crisisRead the original story

    Friday Sep 2 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Voicing deep concerns about the unfolding electoral crisis in Gabon, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon yesterday called for restraint and the upholding of international standards of human rights there. He expressed UN support for a transparent verification of its recent presidential election results.

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  18. Mothers of young children third less likely to be in work than fathersRead the original story

    Friday Sep 2 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Women with young children are nearly a third less likely to be in work than men with children of the same age, according to new TUC analysis published today . The TUC found that on average just 64 per cent of mothers with children aged up to the age of four are in paid employment, compared to 93 per cent of fathers with pre-school age children.

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  19. New book reveals how disastrous welfare policies were developedRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 1 | Ekklesia Daily News

    How did Britain reach the point where thousands of seriously ill people died shortly after being declared 'fit for work'? How did we get to the point where a diabetic man, repeatedly sanctioned and thus unable to eat properly or to manage his condition, had to have his leg amputated ? How could MPs seriously believe that slashing the already meagre incomes of people whom the government itself finds unfit to work, will 'incentivise' them into getting a job? How could all this happen in the name of reform? A book published this month explains in great detail the highly dubious 'evidence' , the bogus assumptions, and especially the shadowy corporate influences which have helped to produce what has been described as a social policy disaster.

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  20. Mistakes of EU referendum campaign should 'never be repeated'Read the original story

    Thursday Sep 1 | Ekklesia Daily News

    The Electoral Reform Society says the "glaring democratic deficiencies" of the EU referendum debate must never be allowed to happen again. Launching their landmark EU referendum report into the conduct of the referendum It's Good to Talk: Doing Referendums Differently After the EU Vote, today the Society has called for a "root and branch review" of the role and conduct of referendums in our democracy. 5 comments